Vishwas R. Talwalkar, MD

Clinical interests

  • Clubfoot
  • Injury Prevention
  • Limb Deficiency
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Perthes Disease
  • Scoliosis

Vishwas R. Talwalkar, MD


My name is Vishwas Talwalkar; I am a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Lexington and Associate Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedics at the University of Kentucky. My expertise is all aspects of pediatric orthopaedics and complex spinal deformity and I am certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. I am involved in a broad spectrum of research with a focus on the areas of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, spinal deformity and clubfoot. I have been a recipient of research awards from the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the resident teaching award from the University of Kentucky.

I graduated summa cum laude from Murray State University and obtained my medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis. I completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University and sub-specialized in pediatric orthopaedics and spine surgery with training at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.

I am a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Scoliosis Research Society, the Association of Children’s Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinics, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. I continue to be active in multiple leadership positions in these organizations.

Faculty rank

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatrics


Washington University, School of Medicine, St. Louis

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

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Recent Publications

(Five most recent publications from PubMed via an automated list based on the provider’s ID and the University of Kentucky.)
  1. Erickson S, Hosseinzadeh P, Iwinski HJ, Muchow RC, Talwalkar VR, Walker JL, Milbrandt TA.
    Dynamic pedobarography and radiographic evaluation of surgically treated cavovarus foot deformity in children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
    J Pediatr Orthop B. 2015 Jul;24(4):336-40.
  2. Garabekyan T, Hosseinzadeh P, Iwinski HJ, Muchow RD, Talwalkar VR, Walker J, Milbrandt TA.
    The results of preoperative halo-gravity traction in children with severe spinal deformity.
    J Pediatr Orthop B. 2014 Jan;23(1):1-5.
  3. Patel J, Walker JL, Talwalkar VR, Iwinski HJ, Milbrandt TA.
    Correlation of spine deformity, lung function, and seat pressure in spina bifida.
    Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 May;469(5):1302-7.

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